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Yesterday I attended a Computer Security presentation by Andy Taylor in our local library, attached are a few notes that some may find useful.

A useful guide to help people take steps to protect themselves from cyber and identity crime is being released this month by the British Computer Society.

The guide has been co-written and edited by Andy Taylor, a volunteer Digital Champion with Dorset Council who also works full time as an independent information security adviser following a career in the Royal Navy.

Take steps to protect yourself against cyber and information crime

  • Consider using Paypal, it is very secure – https://www.paypal.com/uk/home
  • Never put any financial information including banking or credit card details in an email, it is not secure.
  • Be quick to install the latest versions (patches) in software. Criminals look for the weaknesses in the old versions to exploit.
  • Always use websites with https:\\ the ‘s’ actually stands for security and will generate a padlock, make sure it is not crossed out. If the website does not have the ‘s’, do not shop there.
  • Protect your documents. Always shred all discarded documents that contain personal information (including name and addresses).  An advantage that identity and cyber criminals have on their side is the time to sift through and pull together information from everywhere.

To buy the book called Information Security Management Principles 3rd Edition go online to the BCS bookshop (https://shop.bcs.org) or visit any good bookseller including Winstone Books in Sherborne.

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Note a couple of things in there, Paypal is indeed secure I prefer it to any other method when I'm paying someone, Liz and I transfer money between the family using it too, one drawback if selling and using Paypal is they can get the money back if they lie enough, had it happen twice now.

This site is https too 😃 😃

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I saw on a tv prog the other day (Rip off Britain) that  'https' is no longer regarded as a properly secure site and can be replicated by the bad boys. [frown]



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Is any techie stuff safe nowadays the crooks are as clever if not more so than the people writing the computer program. Keep ya money safe put it under your bed .😎👍

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